Characters: Voronwe, Erellont, Veantur
Book/Source: Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Author's Note: The first of the great seafarers of Numenor is inspired by the tales of Elvish mariners of the First Age.
‘You have not met?’ said Voronwe. ‘This is Erellont, who sailed with Earendil, forefather of your king.’
Instinctively, Veantur looked up at the sky.
‘I sailed the seas with him!’ said Erellont, smiling.
They walked along the shoreline together. Erellont spoke of long voyages, of wondrous sights, but also hardships, how they had starved, reduced to eating the pulp of unfamiliar plants.
Voronwe picked up a snail shell, tiny and whorled. His gaze was far away.
‘I heard the conches of Ulmo once,’ he said.
Sighing, Erellont nodded.
‘Will you advise me how to build a seaworthy vessel?’ asked Veantur.
Note: Veantur was the first to sail from Numenor back to Middle-earth. (The drabble also incorporates prompts of the current SWG challenge.)